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Post by Jon Corby » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:16 am

Here you go pal, post all your shit in here rather than tagging them onto the end of other random threads.

How have you been? Still seeing your bit of fluff? What happened with that whole bike/court case thing?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:27 am

Jon Corby wrote:What happened with that whole bike/court case thing?
Well he's not incarcerated at the moment.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:19 am

Won the court case.
Still got sacked though.
Have new bit of fluff now
Engaged to her in fact
I am a proud grandfather to two grandchildren
Working in a posh Waitrose
Didn't want to work for Asda......I hear you can get bottled by random countdown champs
Slowly getting my life back on track.
Been diagnosed with Hypomania and ADHD
ADHD at my age what a load of......oooh a squirrel
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:38 am

One more favour.
Could someone open a Count Arthur Strong thread please
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:15 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Won the court case.
Still got sacked though.
Have new bit of fluff now
Engaged to her in fact
I am a proud grandfather to two grandchildren
Working in a posh Waitrose
Didn't want to work for Asda......I hear you can get bottled by random countdown champs
Slowly getting my life back on track.
Been diagnosed with Hypomania and ADHD
ADHD at my age what a load of......oooh a squirrel
Nice poem.

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Won the court case.
Still got sacked though.
Have new bit of fluff now
Engaged to her in fact
I am a proud grandfather to two grandchildren
Working in a posh Waitrose
Didn't want to work for Asda......I hear you can get bottled by random countdown champs
Slowly getting my life back on track.
Been diagnosed with Hypomania and ADHD
ADHD at my age what a load of......oooh a squirrel
Nice to have you back, Marc. Still think you're a bit of a twat but no doubt the feeling is mutual (including the not giving a shit about it).

Anyhow, Jon and I have both created new threads for you to say whatever it is you want to say at your request, but you're not saying anything. I know you've got stuff to say and I for one can't wait to read it. So where is it?

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:15 pm

"Bit of fluff" is my new favourite phrase.
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Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:13 pm

I'm curious, who is WSHEIWDSBA meant to be directed at?

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:20 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:I'm curious, who is WSHEIWDSBA meant to be directed at?
You're not sending us coded messages from another dimension are you Marc? Cos if you were, that might blow my mind (what little of it is left).

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:02 am

Thanks and sorry for the temporary silence
I was at work this evening.
As for coded messages I have a new phone dropped the old one in the bath and it was synching
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:07 am

Marc Meakin wrote:As for coded messages I have a new phone dropped the old one in the bath and it was synching
He's back.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:43 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:"Bit of fluff" is my new favourite phrase.
Apropos of nothing, can we get the tag line below your Queen Tay Tay picture changed from "Devotee" to "No Information"?
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:39 am

Mark Deeks wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:"Bit of fluff" is my new favourite phrase.
Apropos of nothing, can we get the tag line below your Queen Tay Tay picture changed from "Devotee" to "No Information"?
:D Does Mr Pirates have the power to change tag lines on C4C?
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:30 pm

New Scrabble quiz recording.
I have 4 tickets for a recording of a new quiz show based on Scrabble.
Its on Tuesday 9th of February at London Studios in Waterloo .
Inbox me if you are interested.
Doors open around six for a seven fifteen start .
Recording to be finished around nine thirty.
Inbox me if you are interested by sunday morning at the latest

Ciao
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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:19 am

lock up your consonants...Jason Larsen is coming to England !!!!!
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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:15 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:lock up your consonants...Jason Larsen is coming to England !!!!!
Siriusly?
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:28 am

If you was a darts player/wrestler/boxer , what music would you make your entrance with
I would use Chumbawambas I get knocked down
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Post by Mark James » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:07 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:If you was a darts player/wrestler/boxer , what music would you make your entrance with
I would use Chumbawambas I get knocked down
Great question. I'd go for Do the Evolution by Pearl Jam.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:11 pm

Another question that needs,it's own thread.
What would you like to happen in order to convince you to vote leave.
Mine would be the destruction of the Conservative party
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:11 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Another question that needs,it's own thread.
What would you like to happen in order to convince you to vote leave.
Mine would be the destruction of the Conservative party
There is an EU referendum thread.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:50 am

Another thread I think would be interesting, is : Books you would like to see made into a film
Mine would be the Wasp Factory or Dice Man.
films I wished were never made was The Time Travellers Wife or Life of Pi
films that exceeded the book.....The Prestige
Film exactly like the book... Holes
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Post by Mark James » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:35 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Another thread I think would be interesting, is : Books you would like to see made into a film
Mine would be the Wasp Factory or Dice Man.
Agree with the Dice Man. There's been a film of it in development for years but it doesn't look like going anywhere.

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Post by JimBentley » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:05 pm

Mark James wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Another thread I think would be interesting, is : Books you would like to see made into a film
Mine would be the Wasp Factory or Dice Man.
Agree with the Dice Man. There's been a film of it in development for years but it doesn't look like going anywhere.
I don't think it would work as a film unless you took serious liberties with it, as the original book has very little plot to speak of (which is part of the beauty of it of course). Anything faithful to the book would come across as a totally contrived mish-mash of concepts and ideas that don't really go anywhere. Mind you, that said, if someone did come up with a decent way of putting it across on film, I'd be interested in seeing it.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:32 pm

China Mieville books.

Does anyone else sometimes read this as the "Meaking thread"?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:40 am

Thought I would post in this one, Okay
I vaguely remember today is national poetry day.
So here are two Limericks
If you need a poetic fix

There was a young man called Charlie
Who liked to drink ale made from barley
It affected his brain
As he got on a plane
And ended up in Timbuktu, Mali

There was a young man called Jim
Who always goes out on a limb
To help a man out
Who's unable to shout
What a gentleman, Bentle man Jim
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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 am

In fact I think everyone should post on this thread in rhyme
Though not necessarily all the time
But at least for the rest of today
If that's OK
Just for a lark
Regards, Marc
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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:50 pm

There once was a guy called Marc Meakin
Who never seemed to wind his beak in
The situation got madder
When he pulled out his ladder
But we're fond of the havoc he's wreakin'

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 pm

Very impressive young Matt
I was worried you'd call me a twat
But you stayed on theme
Your Limerick was a dream
It reminded me of when I was a pratt
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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:39 pm

After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show, I wondered who, on this forum, had won the most money on quiz shows ?
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:49 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show
I've not been on Deal or No Deal.

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Post by Jon Stitcher » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:10 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show, I wondered who, on this forum, had won the most money on quiz shows ?
I may be wrong but I think Karen and James Pearson have won an awful lot across all the shows they've been on. Certainly more than the £12k I won on the Chase.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:05 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show
I've not been on Deal or No Deal.
Cannot work out how god can become box on my phone.
Better get some new specs.
Btw the Question Jury want contestants for its new series.
A decent combo of Quiz and Reality type tv
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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:00 am

Hang on what

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:26 am

Ryan was on a quiz show on Monday he got to the last round it mixed quiz with rolling a heavy (?) ball along a bowling lane with amounts of money on them.
It has Mark Benton as the host but I cant remember the name of it.the catchphrase is ' let's roll'
For some reason it's named after a member of U2
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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:24 am

ah right thanks.
fuck you ryan.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:41 am

Marc Meakin wrote:Ryan was on a quiz show on Monday he got to the last round it mixed quiz with rolling a heavy (?) ball along a bowling lane with amounts of money on them.
It has Mark Benton as the host but I cant remember the name of it.the catchphrase is ' let's roll'
For some reason it's named after a member of U2
What happened to sentences?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:48 am

Here's one for us.
A quiz based on guessing the wrong answer.
For example using a similar system to pointless.
Name an English team that has won the European cup.
So guessing Leeds united or Arsenal for example would get you a point if one of the hundred chose that but not if West Ham which nobody is likely to say.
Trick questions would be useful like where does Indian ink come from ?
Or how many no 1 singles have The Who had?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:26 pm

Why are there two of these threads?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:58 pm

:D See other post on similar thread.
Fwiw this is older than tother one.
End the thread ban and close these threads down.
I promise not to post any polls or issue any ladder related or other more cryptic death threats or hypnotise Richard Britain again
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Post by Euan Slatter » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:36 am

:o :shock:
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:29 am

Feel free to create a thread of this.
Here are my predictions for 2017

Sport
Chelsea to win Premier League, Arsenal to win Champions league, Tottenham to win FA Cup
Manchester united to win Europa League and Liverpool to win Mickey Mouse Cup.
Mo Farah to win the double again I. The world Athletics championships. Usain bolt to win a silver medal.
Klitsco to win Heavyweight boxing Championship but will lose it later in the year to Joshua's.

Entertainment.
La la land to win most Oscars.
Deaths of many acting stars including Michael and Kirk Douglas. Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Brucie and Len Goodman. John Lyndon and Morrissey.

Politics
General election in may . Tories to win in a hung parliament. But will form an alliance with Ukip who get 23 seats labour will break up Liberal styles and some will form an alliance with the lib Dems.
2 assassination attempts on Donald Trump.
George Bush and Bill Clinton will be notable deaths.

I hope others will post their predictions too
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Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 am

Could someone please start a thread for the Oscars 2018.
My initial contribution is to ask posters how many of the best film categories have you seen .
I have seen all nine candidates apart from Call me by my name...I think The Shape of Water will win best film although my preference would be Three Billboards.

Also I am hoping Roger Dealings wins best Cinematography Oscar for Blader inner 2049, having failed to win in 11 previous years he has been nominated
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:21 am

Cant believe there is not a Thread on ' Worst president ever ' Donald Trump.
The shit he says
When he will be impeached/ Shot
How good is George W Bush is in comparison.
Also imagine if Trump was president during 9/11
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Post by Mark James » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 pm

What would one say in the thread that hasn't been said? We all know he's an idiot. Unless there are any Trump supporters on the site. That could be fun.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Yeah I was trying to goad them into replying.
I used to take delight in laughing at the Soviet Union and China and North Korea for the way their respective countries are run when I was younger.
What must the world think of America now.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Want to start a thread (apologies if one has been started previously ) about comedy gigs either live or on DVD/Netflix etc.
Just watched James Acaster's Repertoire on Netflix, very clever and funny in parts.
Favourite live comedian I have seen is Frank Skinner
Favourite DVD was of Robin Williams.
Wondering who other people on here , have seen ?.
For those of those able , (i.e. everyone but me ) feel free to start a new thread.
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Post by Mark James » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 am

George Carlin is still the greatest as far as I'm concerned. Never saw him live but have pretty much all his albums either on cd or dvd.

Highly recommend Norm MacDonald. His Netflix special Hitler's Dog is amazing but I would also suggest checking out all his late night talk show appearances, particularly Letterman and Conan O'Brien. His "Moth Joke" is one of the funniest things you'll ever see. He's probably my favourite comedian at the moment although Stewart Lee would be a close second.

Also like Doug Stanhope and Bill Burr. I'm going to see Bill in June and will report back.

As for favourites that I've already seen live, Billy Connolly, Jackie Mason and Jerry Seinfeld were all incredible. Seinfeld in particular. I get why some people don't like him but my face was achingly sore from laughing.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:29 am

Seinfeld is a genius.
I forgot to mention Stewart Lee, he is great.
Ricky Gervais must like him too.
Will check out Norm McDonald over the weekend.

Also remember seeing Bob Monkhouse when I was a teenager and he was excellent.
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Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Stewart Lee
Louis CK
Frankie Boyle

Seen a load of great live comedy in London and Edinburgh but not from people whose names I can remember.

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Post by Mark James » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:22 pm

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Ricky Gervais must like him too.
Can't stand him. I liked that he gave the world Karl Pilkington but in that animated show he comes across as a bully. Plus he kind of cheated when it comes to stand up. He didn't do the hard graft. He got famous doing something else and now has a ready made audience of sycophants who think anything he says is funny. His latest special is just moaning about people complaining about being offended while he goes out of his way to be offensive. And for all his complaints about people being too sensitive he blocks people on twitter who give him the slightest bit of criticism.

I'm all for the right of comedians to be offensive but people also have the right to be offended. None of the people who find Gervais offensive are looking for legislation to shut him up in the same way Carlin had to deal with, it's just people registering their complaint and often not even directly too him. He goes out of his way to find people he upset. Guy is a nob.

I heard of an incident, I think it was Fankie Boyle, who I mostly like, doing a set and there was a couple in the audience not laughing at one point and he had a go at them. I think it was a joke about some disability their kid had so it wasn't funny to them and they explained that they understood the kind of humour Boyle does but that particular joke wasn't for them and they were happy to sit there not enjoying that bit but he kept goading them and complaining that people are too sensitive instead of just getting on with it.

There's a undercurrent of feeling around at the moment that disagreement is censorship. Even Seinfeld has fallen for this, complaining that you can't play colleges anymore because of PC gone mad. Not that he ever played colleges in the first place but it's just nonsense. Tastes change and if people don't think you're funny then tough tiddlywinks.

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Post by Mark James » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:33 pm

A few others I've seen live were Reginald D. Hunter who was great, Mark Thomas who was also great and Tommy Tiernan who was decent but only did about forty minutes. He can be a bit hit and miss. I have most of his dvds and he seems to alternate in quality. Every second one is good.

Ones I've not seen live but from their dvds it comes across that they are the best with an audience and I'd love to see are Dara O'Briain and Al Murray's pub landlord. Their ability to interact is incredible.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:10 pm

I only mentioned Ricky Gervais because he must have seen Stewart Lee a few times as he seems to be nicking his style.
There are very few comedians I've seen that I can say I don't like.
Michael McIntyre, for instance can be quite funny as can Peter Kay.
I don't mind a bit of Harry Hill (Btw the first time I saw him live, both Al Murray and Stewart Lee was in the audience ).
On the subject of Comedy, I would like to do Edinburgh either this year or more likely, next year.
I wanted s bit of input from anyone that's been
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Post by Mark James » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:44 pm

There's alot I don't like but I'd still have to give credit to. McEntire would be one. He's not for me but he's clearly good at what he does. I find as well that if you're good on panel shows you're less likely to be good in an hour special and vice versa. I like the scenes we'd like to see bit on Mock the Week but can't stand watching most of those comedians in their own act. Even Frankie Boyle was much better on that than in his own shows.

My most hated comedians (besides those right wing conservative reactionaries that call themselves comedians even though they aren't really like Steven Crowder) are Lee Mack and Russell Howard.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:44 pm

I am of the belief that funny is funny regardless of background. Jimmy Carr is not my favourite person but he can still make me laugh.
The only other panel show comics I like are Sean Locke and Milton Jones.


Some of the funniest stand up routines are by people playing characters like Paul Calf and Count Arthur Strong
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Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 am

Continuing a voyage around live entertainment.
What's your favourite poet or ventriloquist 😁 ......no but seriously.
What's your favourite play or live musical.

My favourite play is Glengarry Glenross although I did enjoy Death of a Salesman.

I've seen Les Miserables countless times ( my daughters were obsessed.
Although my personal favourite was Matilda
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Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Post by Mark James » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 am
Continuing a voyage around live entertainment.
What's your favourite poet or ventriloquist 😁 ......no but seriously.
Well I do like John Cooper Clarke, he seems a bit a craic but I'd rather just hear him talking. I can do without his poems. That voice in a box thing Rob Brydon does is a kind of ventriloquist trick so I'll go for him.

I don't go to the theatre but I like plays and musicals in film form. 12 Angry Men and Grease would be my favourites. Glengarry Glenross is amazing too.

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Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:16 pm

The best play that I've seen on film is Man of Earth.
Its not technically a play but it is mainly in one room.
Its a cerebral Sci Fi. Its worth checking out but not the pointless sequel Holocene
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Re: MEAKIN THREAD

Post by Paul Worsley » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 pm

Mark James wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 am

Highly recommend Norm MacDonald. His Netflix special Hitler's Dog is amazing
Very good! Thanks for the recommendation.

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